COVID-19 information and guidance for health sector providers.
Page last updated: 12 August 2020
More information about health and disability services at Alert Levels 2 and 3 will be available soon.
In this section you’ll find information related to the type of care you provide. It will help you know what to do at the current alert level to ensure you protect against COVID-19 and prevent future spread.
Personal protective equipment
Find out about personal protective equipment (PPE) in health care. This section has information about the type of PPE you may need to use, and when you need to use it, as well as how to put it on and take it off correctly. There are also Frequently Asked Questions available.
People who are more at risk
COVID-19 is a viral disease that can affect your lungs and airways. Like the flu it can be spread from person to person. When a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes or talks, they may spread droplets containing the virus.
The risk of exposure to COVID-19 is now very low. However, we need to remain vigilant as it is still uncontrolled overseas and may re-emerge in New Zealand. Some people may be more at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 infection such as people with underlying health conditions, and older people.